May 12, 2021

My Natural Skincare Favourites


For years people have raved about the benefits of having a 20 step skincare routine. Cleansers, scrubs, oils, moisturisers, mists, creams, toners, your neighbours cat. We've essentially be told "the more the better." Why? So skincare brands can sell you more products that you probably don't need. Yes, I said it.

Don't get me wrong, each of the above do have their benefits, maybe not the neighbours cat, but this year there's been a huge rise in 'skinimalism' - minimalism for the skin which focuses on stripped back skincare with a more natural focus.

You can say I've been doing skinimalism for a while now, partly because I'm lazy and partly because I’ve found that my skin truly looks its best when I don’t lather layers and layers of product on it. Because of this I've found some gems when it comes to natural skincare, so if you're wanting to shift your routine to a skinimalism focus, here are some of my favourites!

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 

If you're someone who suffers a lot from breakouts and scaring, vitamin C is your best friend! Vitamin C helps to brighten the skin and fade pigmentation by impeding melanin production which can help fade dark spots and achieve a more even complexion. If you don't suffer from hyperpigmentation or scarring, Vitamin C is also great for anti-aging - it's a wonder vitamin! Because the formula of this product is quite oily, I only apply this just before I go to bed - but be warned if you have white bedsheets, sometimes it can leave a slight orange tinting on fabric!

Doctor Botanicals Hemp Infused Moisturiser

Hand down this is the best moisturiser I have ever used. The end.

I was kindly gifted this product back in 2019 from Dr Botanicals and I was quite sceptical about how well it would work. Around that time, hemp infused beauty products were starting to make a breakthrough so part of me though it was just another hype which wouldn't live up to expectation. From the first time trying it though, I was instantly hooked. The product absorbs into the skin quickly and also slightly tightens the skin which makes me certain that it's tightening my pores. I don't use this moisturiser religiously because I don't want my skin to get used to it because it works so well, so when my skin needs a pick me up or if I have something important to go to the next day, I always make sure to use this the night before. It's literally my little skincare holy grail.

The Organic Pharmacy Carrot Butter Cleaner

One day I was feeling bougie in Selfridges and I decided to buy this £43 cleaner from The Organic Pharmacy to give it a go...I don't know who I thought I was. The investment definitely paid off though because I love taking my makeup off with this in the evenings. Carrot butter leaves the skin feeling soft and looking radiant and I always find that I wake up with glowing skin in the mornings after using this. I wrote a whole review of this product, so if you want to know more, make sure you give that a read!

Beauty Pro Moisturising Serum

Because I have combination skin, sometimes it’s left feeling much feeling dryer than usual and when it does, this the moisturiser I like to use. The consistency of this formula really helps add an extra boost of moisture and helps waken up my skin when it's looking dull and tired. The only thing to note with this product is that it's very oily and takes a while to absorb into the skin, so I'd definitely only recommend this for people who suffer with dry skin and whose skin really needs the extra moisture.

When it comes to skincare are you more or a minimalist or do you enjoy a rigorous regime? Let me know in the comments!

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